Suki Waterhouse walks the red carpet with her Hollywood boyfriend Bradley Cooper and the catwalk in some of fashion’s biggest shows. The model knows she has come a long way in six short years.
"When I started modeling, I was young and sort of a bit reckless - I wanted to make money and didn't really care about anything else,” Suki told Wonderland magazine.
Suki didn't think she could be a runway model starting out. (Daniel Deme/WENN)
The 22-year-old runway model started modeling at 16 when a modeling scout discovered her clubbing in London.
“It was in a club on Oxford Street. I was out and shouldn't have been, really,” Suki admitted. “Someone asked me and I thought about it for like a year. It was only really when I signed to (modeling agency) Next that I started taking it seriously.”
She credits her agency and one early mentor for setting her on the career trajectory she enjoys now.
“I just felt comfortable with them, and they nurtured me into it,” Suki said. “I was so lucky, because I got to train with Sarah Leon. She's an amazing agent and got me some early special bookings. We hit it off - I was quite lucky."
Suki quit college to pursue her modeling dreams, but Suki is still looking for more to accomplish in her life.
“I'm always more focused on what I'm not doing and should be doing, rather than what's actually happening. I'm always asking: 'What do I need to do now?' I don't really feel like I'm fulfilled yet, in my career. I probably never will be."
At 22, she has time to build on an already flourishing career.